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Regional radio network would aid coordination if terrorists strike

Because of money troubles, and some say politics, the city of Houston is the largest entity that has failed to join a regional radio system network that would be used for communication in the event of a terrorist attack. Although the city has its own system that can patch into the regional network, it is subject to glitches and overloads that could lead to lockouts during a catastrophic event. Such a fragmented system could greatly hinder the city’s ability to participate in a coordinated response effort, many officials contend. Houston Mayor Lee Brown declined to comment and referred all questions to John Bales, the mayor’s director of public safety. Full Story

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